Games, banquets, handouts, and the population of Pompeii as deduced from a new tomb inscription

Digging into JRA

JRA vol. 31 (2018) is at the printer and will be ready in the first week of October. It includes (pp. 310-322) the first presentation of a remarkable newly-discovered inscription attached to a tomb close to Pompeii’s Porta Stabia. The article by Massimo Osanna is entitled “Games, banquets, handouts, and the population of Pompeii as deduced from a new tomb inscription”. As Roman historians will immediately recognise, the inscription has major implications for the later history of the town and its population. Since its interpretation is already the subject of much debate and discussion, which began at the conference “Studium erga populum, studium erga sapientiam, in ricordo di Enzo Lippolis” held in Naples on July 12, 2018, JRA  plans  to devote further space to this inscription in vol. 32. The Editorial Committee of JRA greatly appreciates the public-spiritedness of Professor Osanna in making available to the scholarly community the full…

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